This post includes information about several options for storing luggage during your trip to Philadelphia. We tell you all about the popular and convenient trend in luggage storage, where companies partner with local shops who store your luggage.
We also include other options like train and bus stations and even some museums. Note that there is no luggage storage at the airport.
- Luggage Storage (the Airbnb method)
- Train and Bus Stations
- Museum Bag Checks
- Things to Do in Philadelphia
- Free Tours By Foot
TIP: For budget travelers, it is worth considering purchasing a tourist pass. Tourist passes help you save money by packaging attractions together for one flat price.
In some cases, you can save up to 50% of the cost you would normally pay to see many of the top Philadelphia attractions.
To learn more, check out our post comparing the different Philadelphia Tourist Attraction Passes.
The companies listed below employ a similar system to Airbnb, but for luggage.
They find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops or convenience stores, even restaurants or coffee houses, who have the capacity and the security to hold and secure your luggage.
They also open early and close late giving you the most flexibility in terms of when you need to store your luggage.
Fees vary as do the number of hours you can store for. Some charge per hour, while some charge a flat fee for a 24-hour period, regardless of whether you store for 3 hours or all 24 hours.
Depending on your circumstances, one of these options may make more sense for you and your schedule. Each offers some amount of insurance, though they differ.
These companies typically do not accept cash, everything is done securely online with a credit card. This makes for a very streamlined process.
TIP: In some cases, you will get a discount if you use our unique promo codes listed with each company.
Vertoe is America’s largest on-demand short term storage provider with a presence in over 20 major cities with 300+ locations in the US. They have over 10 locations in Philadelphia alone and they are adding locations very rapidly. Many of their locations are open 24/7.
Vertoe’s rates are among the cheapest in Philly. Bags cost $5.95/day (online price). You can book in advance and cancel anytime for a full refund anytime. See their pricing page for more information.
They offer a very generous $5000 in insurance and provide complimentary tamper proof security seals at their locations. They have the locations covering all major transit spots: 30th Street Station
Click here to find Vertoe locations.
Vertoe gets great reviews on Google and Yelp, having won the “People love us on Yelp Award” for 2017, and we also like how Vertoe users get to rate and review each of their locations, reviews that you could read before checking your bags.
StoreMe is unique in that they are app-based, charge by the hour rather than a daily flat rate, and are best for people who are spontaneous or have a sudden change in your plans.
You make your reservation no more than an hour before you need to drop off your items. Conveniently among their locations is the Philadelphia Independence Visitor Center.
For more on how StoreMe works, check out the video below or website here.
You’ll get a price estimate and if you are ready, complete the reservation. You then have 1 hour to get to the location (with a 30 minute grace period).
Pricing for a small item on StoreMe is $2 for the 1st hour and $1 for each additional hour with a maximum daily rate $7.50. A large item is $3 for the 1st hour and $2 for each additional with a maximum daily rate $14 daily rate.
All items are insured up to $3,000 per transaction. They offer 24/7 support as well.
BagBnB storage locations are in cafés, bike rental shops, hotels, bars and more. They call their locations "Angels". The variety of Angels (hotel, cafe, shop) means you might have the opportunity to use free wi-fi, have a meal, or even have a shower.
While it is easy to find the general street location on their map, you won't receive the exact name, address and contact of the Angel until you have booked.
For your comfort in choosing your Angel, you will see pictures of the interior of each Angel and a description of what type of business it is. You can also read reviews.
They charge a flat rate of $6 per bag for 24 hours, even if you only need to store your bags for a few hours. The price includes insurance with coverage up to $200 for each bag. Reservations are non-refundable.
Like other similar companies, they do not accept cash. They do, however, accept PayPal which is a really nice perk! To find out more information or to reserve click here.
If you are taking a train with Amtrak and have a ticket, you can use their Parcel Check service for $10 per item for 24 hours. Even if you don't have an Amtrak ticket, you may store items for $20 per item for 24 hours. A valid photo ID is required.
You can store your baggage for 24 hours with Greyhound. All stored baggage needs to follow their rules/regulations. Ask a customer service agent at the terminal for pricing details.
According to the Independence Visitor Center, some museums offer bag check with the cost of admission. Be sure to look at these museums websites before planning on leaving your bags there.
Lockers are available for personal items and larger baggage. The standard rental time is four hours, with an option to extend if needed. The prices for locker rentals are:
- $3 for standard size baggage (1 bag)
- $4 for large size baggage (2 bags)
- $5 for jumbo size baggage (3 bags or more)
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Backpacks and large bags must be checked. There is no fee.
Traveling to other cities as well? Check out our luggage storage post about solutions in all major U.S., Canadian and European cities, or click below: